As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls into flu season, eyes all over the world are looking toward vaccines. Medical professionals are urging everyone to get the flu shot because the pandemic’s effect on flu season is still unknown.
Hurricane Laura made landfall on August 26th in Cameron, Louisiana, and brought flooding and storm damage, counted in the billions of dollars to the Southern United States. Right now, one week later, hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still don't have access to electricity. From Louisiana, Hurricane Laura weakened to a tropical storm as it tracked north and east through Arkansas and Missouri, then to a tropical depression as it made its way through the Midwest and to the East Coast. We want to highlight how tropical cyclones are affecting the state of Missouri and the broader Midwest. Climate scientists use the term Tropical Cyclones as a more comprehensive term for hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricanes typically lose strength as they make their way inland and weaken to tropical storms.
Researchers are constantly learning more about the impacts of climate change, but findings tend to be complex and nuanced. Personal beliefs about global warming and climate change exacerbate the challenge to effectively communicate about climate science. The majority of Missourians believe that climate change is happening, are worried about global warming, and believe that schools … Continue reading Communicating Climate Science in Missouri
Parents, teachers, and policymakers are grappling with the reality of COVID-19 this school year. As schools open all over the country, many are concerned about what it could mean for the health of the children, teachers, and the people they all go home to. For parents worried about the health and safety of their children … Continue reading Are there benefits to having kids in school during a pandemic?
Most K through 12 students in Missouri are heading back to class in late August this year. Today, in late July would usually be a time of excitement, but instead, it's a time of uncertainty for teachers and school administrators. This post is the second post in our two-part series on returning to school as … Continue reading K-12 Teachers Say They Need More Guidance With COVID-19